Lux to host Middle East roundtable on spec protection

Lux to host Middle East roundtable on spec protection

Design practices creating lighting schemes for buildings in the Middle East need a local presence to ensure that the specified equipment doesn’t get substituted for inferior products.

On Wednesday 15th of February, we will be hosting a webinar that brings together a group of UAE based lighting specifiers, including Regina Santos who is the associate, head of lighting design at Godwin Austen Johnson. We’ll be talking about what strategies are employed to ensure that specifications are not downgraded in quality and design intention.

 

Silvair perfects connected lighting technology

Silvair perfects connected lighting technology

Connected technologies have become a common sight at industry events and they were among the most important trends at last year’s LuxLive. The list of benefits that they have to offer in commercial lighting is impressive, but the adoption rate and the list of real world implementations is not as impressive as you might expect. To learn more about where commercial smart lighting technology is at the moment Lux met up with the folks from Silvair at their LuxLive 2016 booth.

How will the rise of smart cities revolutionise lighting?

How will the rise of smart cities revolutionise lighting?

Barely a day goes by without another town or city announcing that it has become a ‘smart city’. Kansas City in the United States became the latest area to join the expanding group just this week. Later in the month Lux will examine the Smart City phenomenon in greater detail at the upcoming Lighting Fixture Design conference in London.

How to use human centric knowledge to your advantage

How to use human centric knowledge to your advantage

Human Centric Lighting and circadian rhythms have become much more common terms over the period of the last year. But, despite the rise in awareness, not everyone knows how best to use this new knowledge when designing new lighting fixtures. At Lux's upcoming Lighting Fixture Design Conference we intend to close the gap between know-how and real-world application. 

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

New switch targets Power over Ethernet energy losses

Cisco Systems has developed an Ethernet switch that will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some Power over Ethernet (PoE) schemes, losses which have been putting off some potential users of the technology.

How are LEDs being used to annoy Donald Trump?

Will tunable street light breakthrough silence LED critics? PLUS: Smart street lights tell cities when to salt frozen roads. AND: LED protest signs take centre stage at demonstrations. Lux Today 7 February 2017.

Is Power over Ethernet REALLY the future of lighting?

Is Power over Ethernet REALLY the future of lighting?

It’s been proposed that replacing power cables with data cables makes the installation of LED luminaires easier and cheaper. It also turns the lighting installation into an information pathway, enabling building occupants to access other building services.

Top designer to headline Light Fixture Design conference

Top designer to headline Light Fixture Design conference

One of the most successful luminaire designers of recent times, the multi-award winning light fitting designer Dean Skira, has been named as the headline speaker at this month’s Lighting Fixture Design conference in London.

Fixture Design Conference to tackle an industry in flux

Fixture Design Conference to tackle an industry in flux

The lighting industry is in a state as flux at the moment. As the LED revolution becomes old news, any number of other spheres of change look set to engulf the scene. Be it Smart Cities, or the Internet of Things, more questions seem to exist than answers.